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Answers to Bisexual History Game Part 1: Bisexual activism in New York:
1. What bisexual activist helped organize the first march commemorating the Stonewall riots and organized many of the early Pride Parades in the 70’s, as well as Stonewall 25 in 1994? Brenda Howard
2. What two early gay rights organizations was she a part of? Gay Liberation Front (GLF) & Gay Activist Alliance (GAA)
3. For what bisexual organization did she answer the phone for many years? New York Area Bisexual Network (NYABN)
4. What march did she help succeed at getting the ‘B’ word in the title of? March on Washington for Lesbian, Gay and Bi Equal Rights and Liberation in 1993
5. What two NYC bi groups did she found and run, that are now defunct? Bi S/M and Bi AA
6. What bisexual activist started the student gay rights movement (Student Homophile League-now called Columbia Queer Alliance-CQA) and has a room named after him at Columbia University? Stephen Donaldson The Stephen Donaldson Lounge is located in the basement of Furnald Hall at Columbia U.
According to Wikipedia:
In 1966, Donaldson fell in love with a woman, Judith “JD Rabbit” Jones (whom he later considered his “lifetime companion”) and began to identify as a bisexual. He later wrote that he “took a lot of flak from the leaders of other homophile organizations for being bi”, including creating a scandal by “having an affair with Martha Shelley, leader of the New York Daughters of Bilitis and later the Gay Liberation Front”. His “growing feeling of discomfort with biphobia in the homophile/gay liberation movement was a major factor” in his deciding to quit the movement and enlist in the Navy after graduating from Columbia in 1970.
7. Why was he kicked out of the Navy? He was investigated and kicked out on grounds of “suspected homosexual involvement,” based on a letter he wrote to a former shipmate that mentioned sexual adventures he was having with men and women.
8. What was his other nickname and pen-name? Donny the Punk
9. Why did he adopt that nickname? He adopted the nickname “Donny the Punk” in prison. In order to avoid being gang raped, he had to agree to provide sex to a group of four men in his cell block, in exchange for their protection. The nickname stemmed from this experience, rather than his later involvement with the punk scene.
10. What other movement did he spearhead? Stop Prisoner Rape
11. How did he die? Stephen Donaldson died of AIDS at age 49 in 1996.
12. What was the name of a very popular bi group from the 70’s in New York City, and in whose apartment did they meet? Bisexual Forum / Fritz Klein
13. What sexuality research tool did he invent that improved apon the Kinsey scale? Klein Sexual Orientation Grid
14. What was the name of the first bisexual TV show on the planet? Bisexual Network, aired on public access cable in Manhattan (NYC), for one season in 1993, produced & hosted by Sheela Lambert.
15. Which two bi and transgender activists spearheaded the successful campaigns to change the names of the Pride March, The Center and the Film Festival from ‘Lesbian and Gay’ to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender? Sheela Lambert and Pauline Park
16. What nationally known bisexual activist headlined the National Summit on Putting the ‘B’ in LGBT in 2009 here at the LGBT Community Center in NYC? Robyn Ochs
17. In what two ways is she a pioneer? Robyn Ochs was the second person to teach a college course on bisexuality and one of the first same-sex couples legally married in the United States–she and her partner Peg Preble were the first same-sex couple to marry in the town of Brookline MA.
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